7:12 Life in the BURBS

The team behind the sucessful webseries BURBS - set in the suburbs of Wellington - join Bryan to talk about telling stories with a sense of place.

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7:35 New Horizons

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In New Horizons, William Dart looks at some newish American folkie releases from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Deer Tick, and Ages and Ages.

8:12 The Mutant Sounds of Chicago

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Nights' electronic music doyen Paul Berington takes us back to streets of Chicago which after the peak of the original Chicago sound, mutated into a fresh new movement, now often referred to as the second wave of the city's house producers.

8:30 Window on the World

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The latest findings in neuroscience are increasingly affecting the justice system in America. Owen Jones, professor of law and biology at Vanderbilt University, explores where neurolaw is making its mark and where the discipline is heading.

9:07 Our Changing World

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This week on Our Changing World - the science of drinking and driving (in a nutshell - alcohol and cars don't mix well), and Koraunui School students get curious about their neighbourhood during a bioblitz.

9:30 This Way Up

This Way Up is looking at a new way of detecting cancer in our blood. So-called 'liquid biopsies' could replace more invasive, surgical tests and monitor how tumours are responding to treatment in real time.

Making “blood biopsies” for cancer more effective by using whole exome sequencing to monitor tumor DNA from blood samples

And a  group of genetic biohackers have started experimenting on themselves to develop new therapies and medicines in their own homes. The drug companies are paying attention, and so is the US government! Photo: (Susanna Hamilton)

10:17 Late Edition

A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 Music 101 pocket edition

In this week's Pocket Edition we talk to James Mercer from the Shins, Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear, and check out Richter City Rebels.

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